Shannon Rech & David Girardi

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Geneva College Athletes of the week for the week of September 21-26, 2009:


Shannon Rech - Cross Country
Freshman - Distance
Austintown, OH

Shannon Rech has been selected as the Female Student-Athlete of the week. Rech led all Geneva College runners with a tenth place overall finish at the Saint Vincent College Invitational over the weekend. Rech crossed the line in a career best time of 20:19 to help lead the Golden Tornadoes to a fourth place overall finish against some of the toughest competition in the Presidents′ Athletic Conference. Rech was one of five Geneva female runners to finish in the top 50 over the weekend.

Shannon Rech

David Girardi - Football
Junior - Quarterback
St. Petersburg, FL

David Girardi has been selected as the Male Student-Athlete of the week. Girardi orchestrated the Golden Tornadoes to a 37-13 victory over Thiel College on Saturday night. Girardi and the Golden Tornadoes improved to 3-0 to start the season for the first time since 2005. Girardi threw for 325 yards on 22-33 passing and a touchdown. It marked the first time in his three year career that he reached the 300 yard passing plateau. Girardi found AJ Delmonico for a 35 yard touchdown connection midway through the 3rd quarter to put the game away.

David Girardi